Friday, July 30, 2010

YAY, Spin here we come!

So my hubby has had gout for almost a month now. I cannot believe that we have not been to the gym in that long. We usually go on our way home from work, so since he has been rehabilitating, I have just walked or jogged at home, but I miss my good workouts! I miss spin class! Ahhh, I just love leaving there covered in sweat, knowing that we have burned a solid 600 calories for the day. So relaxing and a great way to de-stress. He says he is up to going back now, so maybe, just maybe we can catch class tonight!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Update on front of neighborhood

After A LOT of complaining, the neighbor edged the front. It looks better, but still crappy. It is probably 85% weeds up there. I mean these people paid over $300k for their homes, you'd think they would care a little more, but o well, what do you do. Allan's month is August, so I told him we will do a good job when we do it, but we won't do it every week- the whole month of July- which was a long, rainy month- he cut it 2x, so why should we do anymore than that, afterall there are no expectations or I am going to try to get this off my mind and just let it be, but I am glad I was able to vent.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Entrance to our neighborhood

Look at this! Our Prez of the HOA decided on his own to have a neighbor rotation of the entrance instead of the professional service we agreed to. We were paying professional $50 per visit, so this is what we are now paying a neighbor $40 per visit to do. These pictures don't even do the terrible job justice, it is awful. I am soooo frustrated, but at this point I have complained and complained about it, so we will see what happens next.

Monday, July 26, 2010


I have lived in GA my entire life, yes, ever since I was born and I still have these bloody allergies. Spring, Summer, Fall, it never fails, I always seem to be sneezing and get a runny nose and soar throat. I ate it! I take medicine and it helps slightly, but then when I try to sleep at night things always seem to be worse. My throat has been itching so bad for the past few nights that I haven't slept a wink. A couple of people I know take allergy shots- maybe I should try that?! :(

Thursday, July 22, 2010

1 of my new Summer Fav's

OMG- we picked this up from Walmart Sunday and just tried it last night. The hubby and I both agree- it is our new favorite. It is sooo good, you must try it. Oh, and it is slow churned, so 1/3 less fat, which is always a plus (lol).

What is Luck?

I heard this great quote last night.

"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity".   This is so true, I mean without being prepared you cannot take advantage of a good opportunity when it comes your way.

What do you feel Lucky for?

I feel so incredibly lucky for:

1) My Husband - he is a great guy, he is smart, loving and kind and would do anything for me.

2) My Family- they are amazing,  always there when I need them and very supportive.

3) My Health- I have faced some major struggles with my health, but I always realize it could be worse and I am lucky to have had the great surgeons that have made me feel better.

4) My career- I wasn't the college grad with straight A's, but I did well and went on to get my MBA all while working full time. I have moved up very quickly and am very proud of my career success.

5) My friends- I have the best friends in the whole world. From friends since kindergarten, to new friends, I feel truely blessed to have this extension of family.

6) My pups- of course my pups, they are so loving and always glad to see me, how could I not love them.

7) My home and other tangibles- I am so thankful to have all of these nice things. I try not to take them for granted.

All of these things that I am thankful for make me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. My parents have been preparing me since I was a baby to be ready for opportunities as they come my way. Wether it was P.C. in grade school which really began my creative thinking and I am sure has something to do with my career today or showing me the values that I want in friends and a husband. All along life's way, I have been preparing for the amazing opportunities I have been so lucky to have.

Ok, well that was kind of deep, but I must say, I am a very lucky lady!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Who will Ali choose?

So are there any bachelorette fans out there? I couldn't believe last night's episode. Frank goes home to Chicago to get closure from his ex-girlfriend and then he realizes he still loves her and he wants to spend the rest of his life with here. From there he goes to the island to tell Ali what happened and that he needs to leave the show. Of course, she is devastated, it was obvious Frank was one of her favorites, but she realized he wasn't for her and she asked the other 2 guys, Chris & Roberto, to accept her roses. They did and in 2 weeks they meet her parents. Who will she choose? I cannot wait to find out. I am voting for Chris, he is such a genuine, family-oriented, all around good guy. Oh, and did I mention he told Ali he loved her last night?? It was so sweet!

Tune in on Monday August 2nd, at 8pm.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sad to say goodbye

So as of Tuesday, July 13th 2010 MTV's hit show The Hills is no longer with us. May it R.I.P.

I have been a dedicated fan and follower of the show since it began in Laguna Beach over 6 years ago. I am about the same age as the girls and so I have kind of felt at times like we grew up together. I know some of you may be laughing, but it is true and this being the real last episode makes me sad, very sad.

I remember when Lauren first came to LA and ironed her skirt for her Teen Vogue interview with her hair flat iron. I watched her go through relationships good and bad at the same time I was transitioning in mine as well. I watched her career take off and while mine is much different, I also went through that time where I began to really become successful also. I saw her and Heidi's friendship completely fall apart. I am going to miss the show and following along with all the drama, real and fake- since we now know some of the show was scripted.

Let us all please take a moment of silence in rememberance of the Hills. Goodbye L.C., Speidi, LO, Audrina, Brody, Stephanie, Justin Bobby, and everyone else...Goodbye "The Hills"! You will be missed.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Have you ever heard of Gout??

My poor hubby started complaining last Tuesday that his foot hurt. His big toe was swollen and he literally could not walk on his foot. We did some research and found out that he has gout. So if you are like me you are thinking, what the heck is that?? Well, it is caused from having too much uric acid. Your big toe is the most common place for it, but people get it in their feet or hands. Things that cause it are:  seafood, low carb diets, and scotch...well we had just got back from Canada where he was eating lots of seafood and drinking a whole lot of Johnney Walker Black- Scotch! He never drinks this, but he is paying the price now. I joke with him about being an alcoholic, but I really feel bad for him. He is in a lot of pain I know because for the past week almost every night between 2 and 4 am I don't sleep because he is up groaning. Hopefully he will feel better soon, but just wanted to share this very painful, accute disease with you all.

Monday, July 12, 2010

My best friend's ultra sound

So on Friday, I got to go to the ultra sound with my besty and it was soooo cool. It is so amazing looking at the baby. You can see the brain, the spinal cord, the little arms and legs kicking. Only thing we didn't see were the goodies. :( I tried to not bring it to her attention, but she remembered to mention that she didn't want to know the sex right before the tech began, I could tell she wanted to know a little bit, but she stuck to her guns and said she wanted it to be a surprise....boooo!!! I want to know, I want to have a welcome gift ready for my baby neice or nephew. I have a feeling it is a girl, but I have been wrong many times before. It is just that everyone we know is having baby boys, so someone is bound to have an adorable little baby girl. One thing is for sure, I cannot wait to find out, it is so exciting for them and I am so happy to have shared such a special moment with my best friend. Now, I have to start planning her shower...exciting!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010


It's Friday, It's Friday, it's the end of the week, it's my day! Wohooo, so happy for the weekend (as always)!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Baby Cohen

One of the blogs I follow is and I have been truely touched by Megan's very emotional story. She is about the same age as me and even has a boston terrier. She recently had a baby, Cohen, and then Cohen went through a series of surgeries and past away only being 12 days old. It is a very long story, but Cohen had heart problems and Megan and her husband did everything they could to help him, but he ended up going to heaven. This is any families worst nightmare and I admire how brave her and her husband have been. She carried him for 10 months and fought and prayed for him, but there was nothing else they could do. No one deserves this and all anyone can do is pray for a healthy baby. My thoughts and prayers go out to Megan and her family and baby Cohen in heaven.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My 1st Hindu- West Indies Wedding and my 1st trip to Canada...

So Thursday the hubby and I left for Canada. Our trip began with a flight to Buffalo. We boarded the plane, then we were told the plane's computer was not working and we needed to exit. We waited at the gate for about an hour and they told us to go to another gate that we would be catching a new plane in about an hour. So...we ended up getting there pretty late, but better to be safe. We picked up our rental car, which was sooo expensive for some reason they had all these little extra fees and the lady talked us into getting some insurance crap that she said we would HAVE to have to cross the border (and we did NOT need it).  So we started driving on our way to Ontario and then we are at a dead stop....Border Control!! about an hour and half later we made it to the front of the line and it took us 2 seconds to go through. The hubby was GREAT! He did all the driving while I slept, I was soooo tired.

We finally made it to our hotel around 1 am and we were pooped. Next day we went to spend time with his family, then off to the Hindu Ceremony. It was nice, very casual, nothing fancy except all of the outfits and LOONG, but a great experience. The bride's outfit was AMAZING, red & gold and beaded all over. It started at 4:30 and ended at 1:30, but we left around 11:30. It was a long day and we made it through the ceremony, dinner and a little dancing, so we headed back to get some rest.

Next morning, we woke up bright and early and headed down to Niagra Falls, Maid of the Mist. It was such a wonderful experience. We got there early, made it in the first group & just so happen to pick the best spot on the boat. I LOVED it. It was soooo cool, we were so close to the falls and the mist from it was pouring down on us like rain. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

Here we are at the falls!

Then, back to the hotel to nap and get ready for wedding day 2. This was the more american version and the "reception". I was immediately more impressed when I walked in, the place was nice, there was an open bar and nice decorations- Oh, and did I mention 500 people! Yeah, it was crrraazzzzy!!! So from about 5-10:30 they did entrances and speeches along with appetizers & dinner. Then, from about 11:30-1:30 everyone danced the night away.

Around 1 o'clock fights started breaking out...yes, fights. I was scared at first and think I said several times, "this is so ghetto, who comes to a wedding and fights, how rude". Then, Allan and a couple other people were saying that this is normal for a west indies wedding, so I calmed down and continued to enjoy myself. It was a really nice wedding and I was so happy to be able to meet all of Allan's family.

So when the night was finally over we walked across the street to our hotel and went to sleep. Next day we got up early to head to the airport as we were not sure how long border control would take and it took no time at all, so we stopped at the outlet. I got some new shades and AL got some new sneakers, then we headed to the airport and caught our flight home. We were pooped from all the traveling, so we picked up the pups, went to dinner and hung out at the house with friends.

My 1st West Indies/Hindu wedding was a good experience. It was a long experience of 2 8 hour wedding days, but I enjoyed myself and so happy we made it to the falls while we were there. I got to meet a lot of Allan's family members, so that was nice.